An Oregon man became a human shield to help his kids tube down a hill safely

By Nate Jones
February 17, 2014 10:00 AM

As one Oregon dad proved, being a parent often means putting your body on the line to protect your kids.

To stop his children from tubing down a hill into a river, the man in the above video decided to use the only safety device he could trust – himself.

While his children enjoyed a day of wintery fun in early February, their father acted as a human shield, putting himself in the tube’s path to prevent the kids from plunging into the river’s icy depths. Luckily, neighbor Steve Schnurbusch was there to capture footage of the heroic act.

According to Schnurbusch, the dad suffered “no major injuries.” Still, we think he deserves a little more than socks next Father’s Day.

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